Volunteer Point, East Falkland

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Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
An important bird conservation area, Volunteer Point also supports southern elephant seals and the largest colony of king penguins--once nearly extinct in the Falklands. Along the beach's 2 km (3.6 mi) of white sand, you can see many of the penguins going in and out of the ocean. (Watch your step to evade the penguins' nesting burrows.) Go hiking or join guided 4x4 tours to explore the area's rich wildlife, including gentoo and Magellanic penguins, steamer ducks, white-bridled and black-throated finches, and ruddy-headed geese. Amenities include a camping site with outdoor restrooms and a tiny house with a gas heater. Add Volunteer Point to your Stanley travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Stanley trip itinerary builder app.
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  • We spent two nights at Volunteer Point (a wonderful homestay experience) with amazing wildlife viewing opportunities in a truly unique location. Bookended by a 4WD offroading trip from Johnson's...  more »
  • We visited on our way to Antarctica. Our ship docked early morning and the four of us were met by our driver with his jeep.The ride is about 2 hours each way over very rough terrain. Once you arrive.....  more »

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